GREAT BRITAIN: Muddles & Mismanagements

Winston Churchill's hunched body rose, his heavy gold watch chain shining in Parliament's yellow-glassed sunlight. His hands were in the pockets of his jacket. His great, willful, strangely babylike head surveyed a packed House, and his words began to growl. For two days Winston Churchill had patiently taken a lambasting from his critics, both serious and snide. Now it was his turn. He began it with an invocation to the spirit of Democracy which was destined for history.

"This long debate," he said, "has now reached its final stage. What a remarkable example it has been of the unbridled freedom...

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